Digital interventions could help reduce smoking and obesity
Health professionals can consider digital and mobile interventions as a supplement to regular services to support behaviour change in people at risk of developing chronic conditions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Overweight people slammed for snapping tree branches by doing pull-ups from them to get fit
Wardens at Highbury Fields, in north London, say personal trainers are encouraging overweight clients to do pull-ups on the trees. Islington Council said it would ban people caught damaging them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microbiome may play role in PCOS
According to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, gut microbiomes with an unhealthy bacteria profile may be associated with polycystic ovary syndrome and obesity adolescents.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Inequality is bad for society, economic prosperity good
(Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg) Rich countries vary a lot when it comes to health and social problems. A comparison of social ills ranging from intentional homicides to obesity rates in 40 rich societies shows that Asian and European countries fare much better than Anglophone and Latin American countries. The most problem-ridden countries are Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People with obesity who experience self-directed weight shaming benefit from intervention
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) While it's known that weight 'self-stigma' is associated with poor mental and physical health, little is known about how to help people combat it. Now, in a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Penn Medicine showed that people who received a new stigma-reduction intervention, along with standard behavioral weight loss treatment, devalued themselves less due to their weight compared to participants who only received the weight loss treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily aspirin may reduce preterm birth risk among first-time mothers
Women who took low-dose aspirin were 11% less likely to give birth before the 37th week of pregnancy Related items fromOnMedica Poor asthma control in pregnancy linked to serious adverse outcomes New warning on epilepsy drugs in pregnancy Prenatal vitamins linked to lower ASD risk in siblings Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Tool helps GPs predict risk of epilepsy seizures in pregnancy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Weight Training Plus Aerobics Is Best to Ward Off Obesity Weight Training Plus Aerobics Is Best to Ward Off Obesity
Combining weight-bearing exercise with aerobic pursuits was the most effective way to reduce the likelihood of developing obesity in a massive survey of 1.7 million US adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Fat Near Kidney Tumors May Explain'Obesity Paradox'Fat Near Kidney Tumors May Explain'Obesity Paradox '
The fat surrounding a tumor — and not the tumor itself — appears to drive better cancer responses among obese patients compared with patients of normal weight.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Improved Bariatric Surgery Pathways Could Reduce Health Care Burden, Costs in Canada Improved Bariatric Surgery Pathways Could Reduce Health Care Burden, Costs in Canada
A shorter time to bariatric surgery and better postop care could save money and years of obesity-related comorbidities in Canadian patients, an economic modeling study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome have more harmful gut bacteria
Colorado researchers looked at the guts of 58 obese teenage girls with PCOS. They found these girls had high levels of bacteria linked to too much testosterone - a cause of PCOS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influence of post-disaster evacuation on childhood obesity and hyperlipidemia - Kawasaki Y, Nakano I, Hosoya M, Yasumura S, Ohira T, Satoh H, Suzuki H, Sakai A, Ohtsuru A, Takahashi A, Kobashi G, Kamiya K.
The objectives of this study were to determine the longer-term trends in childhood obesity and hyperlipidemia among residents of Fukushima Prefecture 5 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake. METHODS: We evaluated the changes in he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Abdominal Obesity Linked to Recurrent Atherosclerotic CVD
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- Abdominal obesity is associated with an increased risk for recurrent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease after myocardial infarction, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in the European Journal of Preventive... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

JumpstartMD Commercial Program Seems Effective for Weight Loss
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- The commercial low-calorie, low-carbohydrate JumpstartMD program is effective for weight loss, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in the Journal of Obesity. Sean Bourke, M.D., from JumpstartMD in Burlingame,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are Antibiotics a Recipe for Obesity in Childhood?
Title: Are Antibiotics a Recipe for Obesity in Childhood?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Can weighted vests help maintain bone health when older adults slim down?
(Wake Forest University) With a new, $2.9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, researchers at Wake Forest University will test whether wearing a weighted vest can take the place of traditional resistance training to help maintain bone density and quality in older adults with obesity who are trying to lose weight. Previous research by this group showed that seniors who lifted weights while restricting calories lost less muscle and had stronger bones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting & paleo diets
(University of Otago) There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new University of Otago research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventing metastasis by stopping cancer cells from making fat
(Universit é catholique de Louvain) Olivier Feron, a University of Louvain researcher, studies how cancer spreads through the body via metastasis.His major discovery was that cancer cells multiply by using lipids as food. His latest discovery, published in the scientific journal Nature Communications, is that lipid storage promotes cancer invasiveness.A new drug currently being tested to treat obesity may also help fight metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Outcomes No Better for Teens Undergoing RYGB
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 -- Mental health outcomes do not appear to improve for obese adolescents undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in The Lancet Child& Adolescent Health. Kajsa J ärvholm, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are Antibiotics a Recipe for Obesity in Childhood?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 -- Children who receive multiple antibiotic prescriptions early in life may be vulnerable to obesity, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers found that 4-year-olds who'd received more than nine antibiotic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do Our Babies Need to Move More?
A study that used activity trackers to monitor babies found associations between infants ’ movement and levels of fat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Babies and Infants Children and Childhood Obesity Weight Parenting Exercise Source Type: news

The poo panacea: inside the strange, surprising world of faecal transplants
When treating antibiotic-resistant infections, injecting patients with other people ’s excrement can be highly effective. Could it be the answer to dementia, anorexia and obesity too?The man and woman are wearing blue hospital gowns and clear face shields. Dr James Sones and Dr Indu Srinivasan are in a room in the Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. They are about to create something that has spread through medicine like, well, a shitstorm.Sones takes a brown gloopy material and spoons it into what looks like a regular kitchen blender. The camera zooms in to a la...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rose George Tags: Health & wellbeing Digestive disorders Microbiology Life and style Science Society Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery doesn't always help mental health of overweight teens
The mental and emotional problems many teens experience, due at least in part to being overweight, may persist long after successful bariatric surgery. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Want a 2nd Heart Attack? Lose the Belly Fat
TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- For heart attack survivors, a fat belly could mean another one is likely, a new study suggests. Earlier studies have shown that abdominal obesity puts people at risk for their first heart attack. This new study shows it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

School Lunch Programmes for Progress
School feeding programme in Togo. Credit: WFP/João CavalcanteBy Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) If well planned, coordinated and implemented, a government funded school feeding programme for all primary school children can be progressively transformative. Such a programme, involving government departments and agencies working together, can benefit schoolchildren, their families, farmers and public health, now and in the future. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Such a scheme should comprehensively supply adequate food for all, especially schoolchildren, and improve their nutrition,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplementation linked to potential improvements in blood pressure in children
(University of Pittsburgh) Overweight and obese vitamin D-deficient children who took a relatively high dose of vitamin D every day for six months had lower blood pressure and improved insulin sensitivity than their peers who took a lower dose. The study did not show improvements in other markers of cardiovascular and metabolic health, a finding that indicates vitamin D supplementation alone may not be the cure-all for children at highest risk for diabetes and heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: Mental health problems persist in adolescents five years after bariatric surgery despite substantial weight loss
(The Lancet) Five years after weight-loss surgery, despite small improvements in self-esteem and moderate improvements in binge eating, adolescents did not see improvements in their overall mental health, compared to peers who received conventional obesity treatment, according to a study in Sweden with 161 participants aged 13-18 years published in The Lancet Child& Adolescent Health journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Barcelona study links weekend eating jet lag to obesity
(University of Barcelona) A new study by the University of Barcelona (UB) concluded that irregularity in eating schedules during the weekend, named by the authors as eating jet lag, could be related to the increase of body mass index (BMI), a formula that measures weight and height to determine whether someone's weight is healthy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Balance disorder, falling risks and fear of falling in obese individuals: cross-sectional clinical research in Isparta - Ercan S, Ba şkurt Z, Başkurt F, Cetin C.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of obesity according to gender on balance, posture, the risk of falling and the fear of falling. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted at the Department of Sports Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may reduce blood sugar and body fat
According to a study published inScientific Reports, vitamin D supplementation may reduce blood sugar and body fat in people who are obese and vitamin D deficient.Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 20, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity Is a Major Problem. Research Isn ’t Helping.
Something is missing with many study methods. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aaron E. Carroll Tags: Obesity Research Children and Childhood Statistics Source Type: news

New drug prevents liver damage, obesity and glucose intolerance in mice on high-fat diet
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Mice given a new drug targeting a key gene involved in lipid and glucose metabolism could tolerate a high-fat diet regimen (composed of 60% fat from lard) without developing significant liver damage, becoming obese, or disrupting their body's glucose balance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From depression to dementia, inflammation is medicine ’s new frontier | Edward Bullmore
The barrier between mind and body appears to be crumbling. Clinical practice and public perception need to catch upUnlikely as it may seem, #inflammation has become a hashtag. It seems to be everywhere suddenly, up to all sorts of tricks. Rather than simply being on our side, fighting infections and healing wounds, it turns out to have a dark side as well: the role it plays in causing us harm.It ’s now clear that inflammation is part of the problem in many, if not all, diseases of the body. And targeting immune or inflammatory causes of disease has led to a series of breakthroughs, from new treatments for rheumatoid ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Edward Bullmore Tags: Mental health Psychiatry Multiple sclerosis Depression Dementia Society Medical research Science UK news Alzheimer's Parkinson's disease Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Obesity in Early-Stage Breast Cancer May Increase Risk for Cardiotoxicity
These results highlight the increased prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in these patients, and the need for personalized risk assessments for cardiac complications following cardiotoxic therapies. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Family income gradients in adolescent obesity, overweight and adiposity persist in extremely deprived and extremely affluent neighbourhoods but not in middle-class neighbourhoods: evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort Study - Mireku MO, Rodriguez A.
We investigated whether family income gradients in obesity, overweight, and adiposity persist at geographic-level deprivation quintiles using a nationally representative cohort of UK adolescents. Data from 11,714 eligible adolescents from the sixth sweep o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Supplement may help burn fat long after exercise
Taking an appetite suppressant produced by gut bacteria may help increase the value of moderate exercise for weight loss, according to a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Does walking and bicycling more mean exercising less? Evidence from the U.S. and the Netherlands - Panik RT, Morris EA, Voulgaris CT.
Introduction Active travel, such as utilitarian walking and bicycling, may address public health challenges, such as obesity and poor cardiovascular health, if increased active travel results in an increase in overall physical activity. However, it is pos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Changes in perceptions of neighborhood environment and cardiometabolic outcomes in two predominantly African American neighborhoods - Gary-Webb TL, Egnot NS, Nugroho A, Dubowitz T, Troxel WM.
BACKGROUND: Perceived neighborhood characteristics, including satisfaction with one's neighborhood as a place to live, are associated with lower obesity rates and more favorable cardiovascular risk factor profiles. Yet, few studies have evaluated whether c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Association between the built environment and active transportation among U.S. adolescents - Tewahade S, Li K, Goldstein RB, Haynie D, Iannotti RJ, Simons-Morton B.
Introduction As a major determinant of obesity and cardiovascular disease in the United States, decreasing physical activity (PA) has led researchers to study factors influencing daily PA. One opportunity for modifying PA is in relation to transportation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain
(University of California - Riverside) New UC Riverside research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How the Digital Marketplace Is Changing the Way We Eat
This article was originally published onDigital @ DAI. You can read it here.  (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Nutrition Digital Health Source Type: news

Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support
(Natural News) Years of research have established a positive collaboration between estrogen and vitamin D to improve bone health. Now, recent research suggests that this dynamic duo could also play a role in staving off metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is described as a cluster of conditions – such as obesity, high blood... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marketplace Premiums and Insurer Participation: 2017-2020
In a recent Urban Institute report, researchers look at changes in the average lowest silver premiums from 2017 to 2020 by state. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - January 16, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Making sense of the self
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Interoception is the awareness of our physiological states. But precisely how the brain calculates and reacts to this information remains unclear. In a paper published in the journal Neuron, neuroscientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) demonstrate how the insular cortex orchestrates the process. The work represents the first steps toward understanding the neural basis of interoception, which could allow researchers to address key questions in eating disorders, obesity, drug addiction, and a host of other diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Less active infants had greater fat accumulation, study finds
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them to obesity later in life, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mortality rate is cut in half by a lung rescue team at Massachusetts General
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A specialized Lung Rescue Team established to evaluate and treat patients with obesity receiving mechanical ventilation due to acute respiratory failure has significantly reduced the risk of mortality (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity could be linked to a rise in fatty liver disease in young adults
One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), research published today [15 January] has found. The study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology& Hepatology, is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

Obesity crisis blamed for a rise in fatty liver disease amongst young adults
One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), research published today [15 January] has found. The study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology& Hepatology, is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

1 in 10 have serious problems after bariatric surgery
Roux-en-Y bypass linked to greater five-year risks than gastric sleeve, but also better for weight loss Related items fromOnMedica Promote exercise not surgery to cut obesity and diabetes, say MPs NHS must do much more bariatric surgery to beat obesity Gastric banding has strong impact on cardio risks Surgery a better option for obese diabetics Testosterone levels recover after obesity surgery (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Which Obesity Surgery Is Right for You?
Looking at medical records from more than 33,000 U.S. patients, researchers found that those who underwent gastric bypass surgery had higher rates of hospitalization in the next five years, versus patients who underwent sleeve gastrectomy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creating a Community Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Yakima County, Washington: Rev It Up! 2008
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news